Why you should visit Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum

Palatine Hill If reading Roman mythology, Palatine Hill was the where the cave that Lupa the she-wolf found Romulus and Remus.  The cave was known as the Lupercal.  Romulus and Remus were twin brothers born to Rhea Silvia, daughter of Numitor, king of Alba Longa. Whatever the true story is and how Romulus killed his brother Remus […]

Hey Sheri, do you want to go to a Supernatural Convention with me?

Supernatural Convention in Vegas “Hey Sheri, do you want to go to the Supernatural convention in Vegas with me in March next year”?, Jane asked me one day at work.  “HUH”?, what the heck is that”,  I responded.  “Oh my GOD”, she replied, “Supernatural, you know Dean and Sam Winchester, the show I watch, the […]

Roman Colosseum or Flavian Amphitheater.. either way it is amazing

Gladiators Ah Gladiators!  Just thinking of my rendition of what a gladiator is brings to my mind, strength, grit and tirelessly fighting the “bad guy”.  Ok, ok, now that the movie version is out of my head, I was lucky enough to go with Whitney to the original Roman Colosseum to learn what really went […]

The Incredible Villa Borghese

The incredible Villa Borghese What a beautiful day we picked to visit the Villa Borghese!  We came here after the very busy morning at the Vatican Museum and considering how many people were at the Vatican and the Museum, the almost tranquil atmosphere at the park and the Villa was so very welcome.   Click here […]

2 really cool things to do in Rome after dark…

Bone Chapel Take the a tour of this amazing site here and at the Catacombs.  This is the tour company that we used.  Great tour company.  Whitney suggested this and if you have not figured out yet, Whitney was pretty amazing at her suggestions i.e., San Marino, Polignano A Mare etc… I wish we could have […]

Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps

Trevi Fountain So the day before we came here with beautiful water flowing from the fountain, we stumbled upon it while it was being cleaned.  Alas no water. We were a bit disappointed but understood that something this beautiful must be maintained.  However the next day after we saw the Pantheon, we found that the […]

You must see the Pantheon

The Roman Pantheon After leaving the Tiber River area, we walked, and I recommend walking.  Trying to drive there is a nightmare and really unnecessary if you are going to sites throughout Rome.  The train system is good as well and the buses, but walk if you can.  It feels good to walk after sitting […]

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